National SCRABBLE Championship history

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This page is under development and will detail the history of the National SCRABBLE Championship.

Overview

2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

NSC 2011 logo 2011, Dallas, TX
327 players
31 rounds
$34,075 purse
Div. Place Player Record Prize
One 1st Nigel Richards 22-9 +1532 $10,000
2nd Kenji Matsumoto 22-9 +1186 $4,000
3rd Brian Bowman 22-9 +1028 $2,000
Two 1st Richard Spence 25-6 +2207 $2,500
2nd Matt Canik 23-8 +1430 $1,000
3rd Daniel Citron 21-10 +1323 $600

The 2011 National SCRABBLE Championship was held at the InterContinental Hotel in Addison, a suburb of Dallas, Texas, the same location as the previous year. A total of 327 players played in at least one game. Nigel Richards became the second person (after Joe Edley) to win Division 1 three times, and the first person to successfully defend the Championship.

In Division 1, Joel Sherman began with an unprecedented two-day, 14-game winning streak but finished well out of the money. At the start of the final day, four players were tied on wins; and in the end, three remained so.

This event was the last of four events directed by Mary Rhoades. Division Leaders were John Robertson (assisted by Lynn Sneed, Dallas Johnson (assisted by Sue Grogan-Johnson) Bennett Jacobstein (assisted by John Merlau) and Dan Stock (assisted by Amy Krafchick). Data entry was performed by Tim Crotty, Reese Daniel and Chris Wiegand. Sherrie Saint John provided color commentary and photos. John D. WIlliams, Jr. and Katie Schulz of the NSA worked PR. Chris Cree and John Chew were on site representing NASPA as needed.

Side events listed on the official schedule were the Staff/Director Early Bird (directed by John Chew, and rated for the first time), the Lunch Bird (directed by Dan Horowitz), a Trivia Competition (directed by Bennett Jacobstein) and a Tag Team Tourney (directed by Brian Galebach).

It was the first event to feature color-coded tablecloths for each division. Player feedback listed by a wide margin their favorite feature of the event as Stefan Fatsis' reading from the additional content in the 10th anniversary reprint of Word Freak.

2010

NSC 2010 logo 2010, Dallas, TX
406 players
31 rounds
$42,075 purse
Div. Place Player Record Prize
One 1st Nigel Richards 25-6 +2213 $10,000
2nd Brian Cappelletto 21-10 +1231 $5,000
3rd Laurie Cohen 21-10 +172 $2,000
Two 1st Scott Leifer 23-8 +829 $3,000
2nd Stephen Sneed 22-9 +1042 $1,500
3rd Scott Garner 21.5-9.5 +1840 $750
Three 1st Mark Rosenberg 24-7 +2484 $2,500
2nd Daniel Citron 21.5-9.5 +1216 $1,000
3rd Samuel Smith 21.5-9.5 +1077 $600
Four 1st Richard Spence 25.5-5.5 +2185 $1,500
2nd Jason Randolph 21.5-9.5 +1392 $750
3rd Judy Rosenthal 21-10 +1075 $500
Five 1st Ted Barrett 24-7 +1935 $1,000
2nd Flora Taylor 24-7 +1697 $500
3rd Israr Ahmad 20-11 +197 $400

2009

NSC 2009 logo 2009, Dayton, OH
486 players
31 rounds
$43,175 purse
Div. Place Player Record Prize
One 1st Dave Wiegand 25-6 +1728 $10,000
2nd Nigel Richards 25-6 +1593 $5,000
3rd Joel Wapnick 22-9 +908 $2,000
Two 1st Thomas Reinke 24-7 +1696 $4,000
2nd Matt Robin 21.5-9.5 +1603 $1,250
3rd Eric Tran 21-10 +1613 $700
Three 1st Dave Leonard 24-7 +1248 $3,000
2nd Ben Lam 21-10 +2015 $1,000
3rd Lynda Finn 21-10 +987 $600
Four 1st Max Karten 27-4 +2610 $2,000
2nd Chris Canik 22.5-8.5 +1306 $750
3rd Aaron Daly 22-9 +1244 $500
Five 1st Doug Szymkowiak 22.5-8.5 +1440 $1,000
2nd Andy Murphy 22-9 +823 $500
3rd Tristan Vanech 20-11 +1599 $400